March General Fundraising Campaign

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It’s Back….the EYLE Annual March Fundraising Campaign!!!

We’re Raising the Bar  

Last year we raised $8500.00; this year, let’s aim to beat it! 

Each March we invite friends, supporters and program members of East York Learning Experience to help us improve the lives of others in the community through their financial support.

The free adult literacy services we deliver to adult residents in the East York, east Toronto and west Scarborough neighbourhoods helps participants meet their goals of gaining greater personal independence in their everyday lives, finding employment, entering a post secondary or apprenticeship program, or returning to school to earn their high school diploma.

Studies and statistics have demonstrated time and again that higher literacy levels result in poverty reduction through greater employment opportunities, better health, less crime, and greater participation in communities and society in general.

East York Learning Experience has been recognized by Charity Intelligence as one of the Top Ten Impact Charities in Canada.  After analyzing over 700 charities across the country, we stand out for our effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and transparency.

To make a donation:

Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button; or send a cheque made payable to:  East York Learning Experience; 266 Donlands Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 5B1; or cash donations can be made at our office.

 It would be most appreciated if you would spread the word about this campaign and share with your network.

 Thanks for your support!!

The Board of Directors, Staff & Fundraising Committee

Our Mission

‘EYLE’s adult literacy, numeracy and computer skills program transforms lives and enhances self-worth by empowering individuals to reach their full potential.’

We help adults improve their reading, writing and basic math.  We also offer computer-based training to our literacy students.  Operating as a charity in East Toronto since 1987, we have helped over a thousand adults build better lives.

Our clients meet weekly in one-to-one sessions with trained, volunteer tutors.  They follow an individualized training plan to meet their literacy goals.

Did you know?

42% of Canadian adults between 16-65 years have low literacy skills.  They can not read or write well enough to:

  • apply for jobs
  • read a newspaper
  • write a letter
  • fill out forms
  • do banking

Our services are free to clients because of the generous support of our funders and private donors.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.